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In-Cumbria Interview with WCM’s CEO, Mark Kirkbride

January 2018’s edition of In-Cumbria magazine features an interview with West Cumbria Mining’s CEO, Mark Kirkbride, who discusses the latest developments at WCM in its aim to mine metallurgical coal near Whitehaven in West Cumbria to supply the steel industry at home and abroad. 

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What happens when it closes?

  • Ensuring plans are in place

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All mines have a lifespan which runs for as long as there is coal to be mined economically.

There are strict guidelines and legislation which would be adhered to as and when the mine reaches the end of its viable life. Depending on the site, some mines can be used for other purposes – for example The Eden Project, a visitor attraction in Cornwall, is at a disused clay mine – whilst others are returned to their pre-mining use after closure.  The legislation also includes preparing the workforce for moving onto new employment as and when necessary.

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Latest News & Events

In-Cumbria Interview with WCM’s CEO, Mark Kirkbride

January 2018’s edition of In-Cumbria magazine features an interview with West Cumbria Mining’s CEO, Mark Kirkbride, who discusses the latest developments at WCM in its aim to mine metallurgical coal near Whitehaven in West Cumbria to supply the steel industry at home and abroad.